Definitions

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  • v. Alternative form of euthanize.

Etymologies

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Backformation from euthanasia. Compare euthanize.

Examples

  • Al Kordowski, director of zoological operations at the theme park in Valdosta, said the decision was made to euthanase Queenie due to her declining quality of life and chronic health problems.

    Queenie, the water-skiing elephant, dies

  • We don't have to breed like mad or euthanase the unproductive, we just have to crack the whip over the oldies.

    Obesity

  • We will abort all the babies, euthanase everyone else.

    Assisted suicide: how to get away with it

  • They might even euthanase the offspring of her egg if they found out who it was.

    The Martian Way

  • They would euthanase her, perhaps, as a useless drain on the strictly limited energy available to the race.

    The Martian Way

  • The owners have also said they will not euthanase the dog despite Queensland law requiring infected animals be put down.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • US authorities euthanase grizzly bear linked to two Yellowstone killings A grizzly bear that fatally mauled a hiker in Yellowstone National Park has been put down after DNA evidence linked the animal to the scene of a second hiker's death a month later.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "They hadn't moved overnight, they were all pretty much in the same position, so we've made the decision to euthanase the surviving 18," he told the Nelson Mail.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Mr Ward was found dead in his Clayfield unit on Brisbane's northside on June 20, 2009 after allegedly taking a high dose of a drug normally used to euthanase animals, and which was not available in Australia.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Police allege Neilsen brought the drug Pentobarbital, commonly used to euthanase animals, into Australia and helped Mr Ward, 76, end his own life with it in his Junction Road home.

    CathNews

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